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NHS leaders identifying staff for swift redeployment to ExCeL field hospital

Health bosses are identifying staff to be rapidly deployed at the new 4,000-bed field hospital being set up to manage a surge in seriously ill coronavirus patients, it has been reported. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced earlier this week that the ExCeL site in London will become a temporary hospital equipped with two wards of 2,000 beds each to cope with any patient surge in the capital.

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